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TOP THIS AND OTHER PARABLES OF DESIGN: SELECTED WRITINGS. Phil Patton. Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, 2016. Distributed by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 296 pp. with 50 ills. 18 x 11 cm. ISBN 9781942303152 In English.
Publisher's description: In September 2015 the world lost Phil Patton--prolific design writer, teacher and tantalizing wordsmith. Patton's insatiable curiosity, sense of humor and keen eye made for the most compelling reads. Whether it was chronicling design minutia, quirky anecdotes or bizarre tales, Phil's hundreds of books, columns, articles and posts always delivered a new account. As his editor at i-D magazine, Chee Pearlman said, "His insight takes the reader beyond the object to an understanding of its broadest sociological context." No topic eluded him, and for a large part of his 40-year career he championed automobiles, technology and product design. Roger Black, designer, writer and longtime colleague and friend of Patton's wrote, "He taught The New York Times--by example--to cover design. The domino effect, the rest of the media followed." With an introduction by Edward Tufte and foreword by Caroline Baumann, this volume compiles 40 selections representing the wild range of interests and fascinations that occupied his thoughts. Punctuated by images of ideas and lists from notebooks he carried everywhere, Top This and Other Parables of Design is an intimate and portable companion for those who choose to always have a witty, informed friend around.
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1970 — Commercial/Industrial Design
Plans: 73,75,68
Worldwide Number: 082340
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